High alert sounded: Intelligence warns of possible terror strike

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Kolkata, Nov 15 (UNI) Police scurried with hectic activities across Kolkata today, as a high alert was sounded, following an intelligence warning of a possible terror strike.

Intelligence reports from neighbouring Tripura and Assam said terrorists were planning to trigger serial blasts in the city and its ajoining areas between November 15 and 30 as a ten-member gang was to sneak in through the India-Bangladesh border.

The reports said Bangladesh-based Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) were gearing up to conduct the blasts.

As police cracked on with extensive checking of buses and other vehicles in the city and mounted vigil in the crowded market places, security had been strengthened in metro rail, Howrah and Sealdah stations.

Security on trains running through north Bengal areas has also been intensified following the warning.

''Delhi-bound trains from Assam, running through north Bengal, are being searched. Railway platforms have also been kept under surveillance after the state government received an alert notice from Assam about a bomb threat,'' Inspector General of Police (Law and Order) Raj Kanojia said.

Sources said the intelligence reports had warned that the blasts could take place in the important localities, market places, vital installations and in trains.


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